Sunday, July 07, 2013
Bookplates For Exchange
The format is quite simple.Send me a few paragraphs about yourself and your collection along with some scans of your favorite bookplates.If English is not your first language I will assist you with the words and any suggested changes will be sent to you for approval before publishing.
Here are a few randomly selected examples of collector profiles.
I did what any devout Luddite would do, I pulled the plug.
.I have scanned a number of duplicates for possible exchange.
None of them are larger than 2 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high.
Harold May Elwood's bookplate was designed by Harvey Ellis in 1898
C.B. Farwell's plate was engraved by The Western Banknote and Engraving Co.
C. B. Farwell was a New England-descendant Chicago family man, businessman, political leader, and philanthropist who helped to found the town of Lake Forest in 1856-57 and then to relaunch the Collegiate Department of Lake Forest University in the 1870s. He was the institution's largest benefactor in the 19th C., contributing ca. $300,000 (in the era when Rockefeller initially founded the University of Chicago with $1 million).
Marguerite Hope Bennett's plate was designed by Dean Babcock of Denver Colorado
Richard H. Lawrence was a member of the Grolier Club.His engraved and embossed bookplate
did not scan well ..It is very delicate.and quite lovely.
Henry Hutton Landon's plate pretty much tells you everything you need to know about his background.and interests.
George May Elwood's plate was designed by Harvey Ellis in 1898
The plate for Mr and Mrs Stevens was engraved in 1929 by HF (The artist's initials are tiny and difficult to read even with magnifying glass)
Neil Elliott's plate was done by Leonard Baskin
Florence Bronson Windom's plate was also done by Rudolph Ruzicka
American Bookplate byWilliam E. Butler
E.B.D. used a Roycrofrt bookplate
De Robert Sonnenschein's plate was engraved by J.W.Jameson in 1937
That about wraps it up for today
.See you next Sunday..